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From the Golden Age of Comic Books beginning in the 1930s to the current Golden Age of Television, the American art form of Superhero storytelling has conquered the box office worldwide. In this course we will deconstruct the metaphors behind the pages and discuss how they reflect societal issues of race, gender and geopolitical authority in American history.

Alon Andorn is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses drawing, collage, sculpture & video installation. He holds a Master's degree in Fine Arts and a Bachelor's in Visual Communication, both from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Israel. Prior to immigrating to the U.S. Andorn has taught art & design in various higher education establishments for over a decade, and in the past years has also worked with kids and teens, teaching Hebrew as well as art.

University Open Air is generously supported by The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund. WNYC is a media partner of the 2020 BPL Presents Season.

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